Kitting Services by Specialty Fulfillment Center
In a competitive online marketplace, there are only a few differentiating factors between companies. The kitting process helps our clients win online. Our kitting facility can help virtually any company big or small. Specialty Fulfillment Center works with your organization to ensure your order fulfillment is the best possible.
SFC Kitting Details and Frequently Asked Questions
Typically bulk finished products are shipped from the manufacturing facility to our kitting warehouse. The bulk shipments are broken down into individual pieces in preparation for the process. During the assembly process a new product is created and unique SKU is assigned for inventorying purposes. Individual SKUs’ streamline the warehousing and fulfillment processes for e-commerce end users. Orders that require a variety of pieces take more time to assemble during the fulfillment stage of an online order than pre-assembled ready-to-ship items. Kitting complementary products speeds up fulfillment giving your customers what they ordered faster.
Examining internal processing and manufacturing can often expose kit building opportunities that can be executed at the factory level. However, many companies have no control of the manufacturing process. Partnering with Specialty Fulfillment can streamline your processes by sending your manufactured products directly to our kitting facility. These are a few of the common indicators that kit building may work for your company.
If your company makes products that require other products to work properly, consider kit building services. Kitting complementary products will eliminate costly returns, reduce unhappy customers, shave unnecessary inventory, increase working capital, and improve overall efficiency.
Watch for repeated orders that include the same products and SKUs. This is often an indicator that customers would prefer to order these products as a kit. When a pattern of identical orders is identified this is often an opportunity for kitting. Contact Specialty Fulfillment and we can help with the necessary kit-building steps.
When importing or exporting products, there are often a variety of government regulations on labels. This can be a perfect time to kit your products and make them compliant at the same time. Kit building often requires a totally different label to include the grouping of individual products. At Specialty Fulfillment we have seen everything and typically can help solve any problem.
Initially our supply chain experts work with you to identify and execute lean manufacturing principles to eliminate waste. In many cases our kitting warehouse is less expensive than our client’s manufacturing company. Our clients save money by working with Specialty Fulfillment to relabel and repackage their products.
Any time a company falls short of customer expectations the situation is categorized as a defect according to Six Sigma guidelines. Kit building reduces the chances of missing complementary products which increases customer satisfaction. When products need multiple parts in order for immediate use by customers we suggest you kit them to avoid the chances of an unsatisfied customer. Defects create the expenses of returns, negative reviews, and lost customers, just to name a few.
Every kit-building project should create value for your customers. Many projects have multiple stakeholders including wholesalers, resellers, retailers, and end-users. Before deciding to commit to a kitting project the first question is always customer-facing. How will this improve how customers think or experience my product?
If customers are consistently leaving negative reviews regarding a product that requires other parts to work it could spell disaster. If you notice any negative reviews, customer comments, or excess returns caused by missing parts, kit building maybe your best option. Kitting these products together can improve overall customer satisfaction.
If you are trying to make the decision to work with Specialty Fulfillment Center on your next kitting, labeling, or assembly project, contact us for a kit building analysis and price quote.
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